Daphne's Divine Scents & Aromas (Etsy shop) is a new to me vendor that I've been seeing pop up more and more in the wax community. It's also one of those shops that runs on an open for a day/closed for weeks type schedule that I find annoying. The shop was restocked on Saturday, August 3, and that happened to be my day off so I couldn't help but have a look. I was torn between wanting to buy all the fall scents, and leave without looking at any more than an initial glance had shown me. Luckily, hubby was anxious to get going on some running around we needed to do so I shut down the computer and we left. Silly me, as soon as we got back home I found myself rushing to check this shop again because I'd been told it usually sells out within hours. Well it wasn't quite sold out yet but about 95% of it was gone. And even sillier of me, considering I hadn't even really intended to order, I grabbed the last pack of 'fall' scented anything I saw. Doh!
I ordered on Saturday afternoon and received my package on Wednesday, so turn around time is great. I like that! I also received a generous freebie packaged of three tarts, so that was great too. Shipping was very reasonable, not some overpriced flat rate that a lot of vendors use these days. On initial cold sniff, these smell pretty strong.
So what did I get?!
"There's a weird scent in there," said hubby, with an 'eeuw' type face.
"That would be the zucchini bread," I sighed.
And as I had these out just now to take the pictures, yeah, that zucchini bread scent has overpowered the cherry in a very strong and unpleasant way. I think it was Lauren (Lololovesscents blog) who describes zucchini bread scents as smelling like corn chips. In this case, I totally agree. I will probably give these away. Keep in mind, it's no fault of the vendor, it's just a scent I can't stand.
While I'm not totally thrilled with either scent, it was a pleasant enough first experience with Daphne's Divine Scents & Aromas. The shop will not be restocked until August 31. I might pop in and have a look around that day, see if anything else grabs my attention. I'll have to melt one of my little Sweet Potato pumpkins before then to be sure they're strong enough.
Have YOU tried Daphne's Divine Scents & Aromas? Any favorites you've discovered?